Beginning March 13, 2017, students applying for admission, transfer, or readmission to any N.C. community college or university must establish residency using a Residency Determination Service (RDS) application. This service will enable students to use one in- or out-of-state residency determination for admissions applications to multiple North Carolina colleges and universities and to demonstrate residency for financial aid consideration.

To complete the Residency Determination application, most students will need:

  • Parent(s)’, Spouse’s, and Student’s Social Security Numbers
  • Residence Information
  • Federal/State Tax Return
  • Vehicle Registration, Driver’s License

Veterans may also need:

  • DD-214 for discharged veterans
  • Certificate of Eligibility for Chapters 30 and 33

Visit the North Carolina Residency Determination Services website for more information.